Qualcomm Names Cristiano Amon President of QCT

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that Cristiano Amon has been promoted to executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and president of QCT, effective immediately. During Amon’s 18-year tenure, his leadership has been instrumental in driving revenue growth in the core business and now the expansion into adjacent areas. This promotion is a recognition of Amon’s unique…

Qualcomm, Xilinx Collaborate on Data Centers

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), today announced a strategic technical collaboration to deliver industry-leading heterogeneous computing solutions with new levels of efficiency and performance through FPGA-enabled dynamic workload acceleration on Qualcomm Technologies’ server platforms. The strategic collaboration is designed to span multiple product generations, ranging…

IoT Fuels MCU Growth

Englewood, Colo. – Applications around the Internet of things (IoT), including connected cars, wearable electronics, and building automation, is fueling growth in the microcontroller (MCU) market. The MCU market for these and other IoT applications is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to…

Qualcomm Acquires Capsule Technologie

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Capsule will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Life. The acquisition of Capsule…

Qualcomm Unveils Reference Board for Drones

San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm® Snapdragon Flight™, a highly optimized 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications. Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is based on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor, along with robust connectivity, advanced drone software and development tools, bringing cutting-edge…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…

NXP, Qualcomm Partner on NFC, Security

Eindhoven, Netherlands — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, will integrate NXP’s industry-leading near field communication (NFC) and embedded secure element (eSE) solutions across Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 800, 600, 400 and 200 processor based platforms. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The agreement will enable the rapid introduction of NFC and…

$1B Fine and Qualcomm’s China Problem Still Isn’t Over?

What would it take to make Qualcomm Inc.’s China problem go away, permanently? In February, the semiconductor supplier coughed up $975 million to settle charges of anti-monopoly practices in China and agreed to other painful steps that will make local rivals more competitive. Yet these actions haven’t relieved Qualcomm of its China headache. Sales in…